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i have a yamaha rv703 thats from like idk when.
this

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio...03/?mode=model

and a pair of bose 161's from my uncle which he had laying around, im currently using these for the 2.1 setup since it sounds better than my dad's old 201 series 4, but the 161's are plugged in to a 1987 acoustimass am5 sub from my dad too.

the reciever is plugged in via RCA to the green analog speaker input on the onboard.

i plan on upgrading stuff but im pretty happy with these for now since i got everything free,they sound better than the x540's.

so heres my problem, is a soundcard my best option to make it better? or the receiver plugged in to the onboard works fine,maybe just a better receiver?


OR getting a soundcard and use the x540's

OR receiver to x540
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Your best bet would be to upgrade your large components, (speakers, receiver) IMHO. Onboard audio from motherboards is actually quite good, and for you, you will definitely notice a much larger difference with either a new receiver or new speakers. While Bose are nice, you're better off checking out some of the other top brands, as Bose stand on reputation more than merit. But actually for your receiver, I would probably not upgrade that, as Yamaha's tend to be pretty good. All of that is not to say, though, that a soundcard will not do any good. A soundcard will improve overall sound quality, but not too much. They are mostly designed for setups like computer speakers (x540) and headphones. And to answer your last question (receiver to x540), that is not a good solution. If you need the 5.1, then plug the x540 into your computer directly, but I would recommend a soundcard.

So, I would say that if your intention is to use your home stereo equipment, which here will give you better sound quality, better speakers are your best bet, preferably floorstanding speakers, but if you want to use your x540, go for the soundcard.
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Your best bet would be to upgrade your large components, (speakers, receiver) IMHO. Onboard audio from motherboards is actually quite good, and for you, you will definitely notice a much larger difference with either a new receiver or new speakers. While Bose are nice, you're better off checking out some of the other top brands, as Bose stand on reputation more than merit. But actually for your receiver, I would probably not upgrade that, as Yamaha's tend to be pretty good. All of that is not to say, though, that a soundcard will not do any good. A soundcard will improve overall sound quality, but not too much. They are mostly designed for setups like computer speakers (x540) and headphones. And to answer your last question (receiver to x540), that is not a good solution. If you need the 5.1, then plug the x540 into your computer directly, but I would recommend a soundcard.

So, I would say that if your intention is to use your home stereo equipment, which here will give you better sound quality, better speakers are your best bet, preferably floorstanding speakers, but if you want to use your x540, go for the soundcard.
well i got ALL of these for free thats why i want to make it work and if i use the x540 i HAVE TO buy a new sound card. but yea i want to get a pair of new speakers and a subwoofer soon after i make the 500$ sandybridge upgrade :/ thank you for the help
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BenQ GW2760HS 27" BenQ GW2760HS 27" Ducky Shine II (Red LED,Cherry MX Blue) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850  
CaseMouseAudioOther
Corsair 650D Logitech G502 Yamaha R-v703 w/ Yamaha Monitors Obbuto Revolution for Desk/Cockpit 
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